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FCC Measures Actual Internet Speeds in USA

FCC Measures Actual Internet Speeds in USA

For the first time in the history of the internet, the FCC has collected a mass of data showing "real-world" speeds at which USA internet connections are working. If we can trust anyone to give us, the public, unbiased plain-number results, it's the FCC, right? Georgia Tech professor Nick Feamster, working with the FCC on proper metrics for the test, noted that they "found that the performance of US ISPs more consistently matches their advertised promises than the ISPs in other countries—they do a pretty good job." Of course, with numbers like what we're seeing here and claims made by carriers around the US over the past few years, not everyone agrees.

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Mock T-Mobile Commercials Poke Fun At AT&T Deal

Mock T-Mobile Commercials Poke Fun At AT&T Deal

The AT&T and T-Mobile deal heated up again today as Senator Herb Kohl issued a statement in strong opposition of the merger that was then promptly followed by a response from AT&T. The carrier claims that a majority of the public support their acquisition of T-Mobile, including dozens of government officials and millions of union workers. But the folks behind the following T-Mobile commercial parodies certainly don't, as they poke some fun at the situation.

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iPhone 4, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge Among Most Popular Smartphones In June

iPhone 4, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge Among Most Popular Smartphones In June

If you've been wondering which smartphones are the most popular right now, then wonder no more. Canaccord Genuity analysts T. Michael Walkley, Charles John, and Mathew D. Ramsay have conducted a survey of carrier retail stores to see which smartphones were their top performers. The survey reports the top 3 handsets for each month and shows that the Apple iPhone 4 has a winning streak.

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TAKE Janus KM-S200 is world’s first 1.5GHz dualcore smartphone

TAKE Janus KM-S200 is world’s first 1.5GHz dualcore smartphone

The Galaxy S II and Sensation have just got some serious competition. Korean carrier KT Telecom has just priced the TAKE Janus KM-S200, a Galaxy S lookalike that's the world's first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone. Running Qualcomm's MSM8260 with 1GB of RAM and a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 display, the Janus KM-S200 shoots full HD 1080p video with its 8-megapixel main camera and has an integrated DMB-TV digital tuner.

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Vodafone axes tethering fees

Vodafone axes tethering fees

Vodafone UK has announced that it is no longer differentiating between on-device and tethered data use, hopefully marking the start of a trend that will cross the Atlantic and be copied by North American carriers. Customers must be on one of a new set of price plans, launching today, though existing subscribers can shift to a new plan with no contract extension, assuming it costs at least the same as they're already paying.

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